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Author Topic: Taskkill-like for Windows Xp Home?  (Read 10428 times)

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Re: Taskkill-like for Windows Xp Home?
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2006, 05:06:41 AM »
I searched on google for some and I think the more threatening were winstall.exe, winupdates.exe, runserv32.exe... but I as I said... that's google point of view.

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Re: Taskkill-like for Windows Xp Home?
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2006, 06:07:41 AM »
The winupdates.exe process belongs to a dangerous worm (which is like a computer virus).  The info on it and how to remove it are here:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2005-062711-2417-99&tabid=3

Or here:

http://www.google.com/search?as_q=&num=10&hl=en&rls=GGLG%2CGGLG%3A2005-29%2CGGLG%3Aen&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=winupdates+exe&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=lang_en&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=all&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=symantec.com&as_rights=&safe=images

The winupdates.exe is a less-dangerous spyware process:

http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/winupdates/

You can remove it with a program like SpyBot Search & Destroy or Ad-Aware.

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You might have other undetected viruses, Trojan Horses, or worms, so you should purchase a good antivirus program, update it and run a full system scan, or use your Windows CD to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS.  If you don't have the cash to buy an antivirus program, try a free one:

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

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« Last Edit: August 17, 2006, 06:19:27 AM by pcdoc4christ »